Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL

Hands On Hall Educational Resources

Students push, pull, build, and apply science in the area’s best resource for teaching physical science. Each exhibit offers your students a memorable and meaningful learning experience. Exhibits correlate with the Alabama Course of Study objectives for Science.

All exhibits are relevant to a broad variety of topics you teach each year, including:

  • Forces and Motion
  • Light and Optics
  • Patterns and Probabilities
  • Magnetism and Electricity


Teachers’ Guide to Permanent Exhibits

Download a copy of the new Teachers’ Guide to Permanent Exhibits. Learn the science behind the exhibits in Hands On Hall and Minds On Hall and how your students should interact with each exhibit.


Exploration Journals
Exploration Journals are like scavenger hunts. They help students focus on science content at exhibits. There are 4 Exploration Journals available for each cluster of grades: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. The subject areas include: Forces & Motion; Light & Optics; Patterns & Probabilities; and Magnetism & Electricity.


Download Resources:
Forces & Motion: (K-2), (3-5) and (6-8)
Light & Optics: (K-2), (3-5), and (6-8)
Patterns & Probabilities: (K-2), (3-5) and (6-8)
Magnetism & Electricity: (3-5) and (6-8)


Mixed Bag Exploration Journals
There is also a Mixed Bag Journal for each grade. These are perfect for covering all areas of Hands On Hall rather than one particular subject area as listed above. The journals ask students questions based upon their experience with exhibits. K-2 Journals are designed for chaperones to use to help students at exhibits

The Education Staff recommends placing Exploration Journals in student folders and bringing pencils.


Download Resources:
K-2 Mixed Bag; 3-5 Mixed Bag; and 6-8 Mixed Bag.